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© CURT DeMOTT and/or STEPHEN MELILLO IGNA 2-3 Millennium
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Written for Grade 4-5 Symphony Orchestra, this newly updated Score & Recording were offered as Gifts to the Parents of Sandy Hook, CT.
on 19 November 2013. See score notes and the memento "making of" film for the worldwide collaboration that made this Gift possible.
Click here to see Youtube Video on the "Making of Courageous," a film made by Andreas Schwarzgruber
With optional Chorus & String Parts, this arrangement of the National Anthem of the United States of America was paid for Time and again. Played at NY Giants, Nets and Yankee games, this arrangement brought long-lasting and appreciative applause. I often "end" concerts with this version, a practice begun at the Premiere of Kakehashi: THAT WE MIGHT LIVE in Roswell, NM.
THOSE WHO SERVE
Beginning with USA stated in a rhythmically energized Morse Code, the piece quotes each of the military themes positioned against each other and the Star Spangled Banner. THOSE WHO SERVE may serve you for concert and/or parade situations where a tribute to ANY branch of the military is in order. This tribute is composed and scored in such a way as to provide a Grade 3 opportunity for a wide variety of scenarios.
An introductory work for young band. Enjoy!
The New Catholic Mass set to Music. Feel free to utilize and share as desired.
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LOST ANCESTORS OF THE YANGTZE
The Chinese government accomplished a great engineering feat by constructing a Mega-Dam across the Yangtze River in 2012, and in so doing submerged 244 square miles of land imbued with 5000 years of Chinese History & Culture. Some of it was saved… so much submerged beneath 574 feet of water. People who had known no other way of life were moved to higher ground and newer cities.
The Chinese were/are indeed brave in many regards, that in setting the NEXT 5000 years of future-sighted possibility. Still though... what they gave up was a Past that even "foreigners" like myself will miss. I have studied Chinese martial art all of my Life and very much love the History and Culture of China. I was fortunate to visit several Temples and walk on the Great Wall in 2010.
The most painful part of this relocation process was leaving generation upon generation of Family Ancestors to their grave-sites, now under water...
This newest Musical Haiku is called, "Lost Ancestors of the Yangtze." It is written to share my empathy with those who gave up so much.
Enjoy & Godspeed! S